DIMAPUR, JANUARY 27: Sponsored by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Youth Development, (Programme for Development of North-East Youth through Higher Education Institutions), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, a two day workshop (January 27-28) on weaving, bamboo craft, pottery and beadwork began on Wednesday at Mokokchung College of Teacher Education (MCTE).
Chief guest of the programme, Prof. Sibnath Deb, Director of RGNIYD, said that we need to protect and preserve indigenous culture. Therefore, organizing such workshop would help motivate the younger generation to preserving ones culture, he added.
According to the professor, in order to promote indigenous livelihood skills, we need professionalism, proper management and identifying the right output. He said when it comes to culture, tradition and various indigenous approaches, people from the mainland have a lot to learn from the north-east people.
Akok Walling (Retired Principal, Dimapur Govt. College, Nagaland), the main speaker of the programme, spoke on the theme ‘Indigenous Livelihood Skills for Economic and Environmental Sustainability’ while T Alemla Longkumer, Principal, MCTE delivered the welcome address. (Page News Service)